East Prussia, 1945. The fall of the Third Reich is imminent. American Gisela Cramer lives with her cousin Ella, who urges Gisela to escape to Berlin with Ella's two small daughters. On the journey, Gisela hears the British accent of a phony SS officer, and poses as his wife for his safety. With the world at its darkest, and two children's lives at stake, the counterfeit couple finds in each other a source of faith, hope, and the love they need to survive.